ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report: An interview

| | Cyber Work Podcast
Introduction In a recent Infosec Cyber Work podcast, we welcomed Rebekah Moody, market planning director at ThreatMetrix, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions company. Rebekah also co-authored the H2 2018... Go on to the site to read the full article ... Read More

Can your personality indicate how you’ll react to a cyberthreat?

| | General Security
Introduction All of us are as individual as snowflakes in a winter storm … or so we think. Psychologists beg to differ, and in doing so, attribute five main personality types to human beings. ... Go on to the site to read the full article ... Read More

Low-tech social engineering attacks

| | Security Awareness
Introduction Frank Abagnale is probably the most famous low-tech hacker since Son’ka the Golden Hand and the man who stole the Mona Lisa, Vincenzo Peruggia. Abagnale famously impersonated various... Go on to the site to read the full article ... Read More

Typical goals of a behavior change program

| | Security Awareness
Introduction The decisions we make every day, the way we act and interact with other human beings, are based on the characteristics of human behavior that are innate or that we learn. We develop... Go on to the site to read the full article ... Read More

Phishing-as-a-Service

| | Phishing
Introduction IKEA, the famous Swedish home furnishing superstore, is incredibly successful. One of the secrets of their success is making the home DIY flat pack easy to use and very cost-effective.... Go on to the site to read the full article ... Read More

What you should know about Ryuk ransomware

| | Security Awareness
Introduction The ransomware called Ryuk has established ransomware as a lucrative enterprise product. This sentence may sound provocative, as it is treating cybercriminals like businesspeople, but... Go on to the site to read the full article ... Read More

Biggest data breaches of 2019 so far

| | General Security
Introduction 2019 is a case of “here we go again” in terms of data breaches. According to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for 2019, financial gain is behind 75% of attacks. And to... Go on to the site to read the full article ... Read More

A look at the first big GDPR fines

| | General Security
Introduction The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25th, 2018. The regulation shook the world of commerce, bringing organizations across the globe into line with... Go on to the site to read the full article ... Read More

“Cost of a Data Breach Report” – our analysis

| | General Security
Introduction Each year, an important study is performed by the Ponemon Institute that is sponsored by IBM Security. The report generated from the study is known as the Cost of a Data Breach Report,... Go on to the site to read the full article ... Read More

Anonymization and pseudonymization of personal data

| | General Security
Introduction Cybercriminals are waging a war on our personal data. The latest research from IBM and Ponemon on the cost of cybercrime shows that data record breaches carry a high price tag. The price... Go on to the site to read the full article ... Read More